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1945 Timeline

Russian and Polish forces take Warsaw and the Red Army advances through Poland. By the end of the month Russian troops cross into Germany. The Yalta Conference begins, attended by Allied leaders. US troops raise their flag on Iwo Jima. Allied bombing raid on Dresden.

Allied armies cross the Rhine. US B-29s launch raid on Tokyo resulting in a firestorm.

Death of President Roosevelt. US forces land in Okinawa in Operation Iceberg. Russian troops enter Berlin. Hitler commits suicide.


May 8th: The end of the War in Europe. VE Day, Victory in Europe Day.

Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japan surrenders.

August 15th: VJ Day, Victory in Japan Day



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